Health How Your Body Heals When You Sleep Why good sleep matters, plus tips for getting

Americans are skimping on sleep and may no longer be spending the “one-third” of their lives sleeping that we used to hear about. In fact, at least one-third of adults in the United States say they get less than seven hours of sleep each night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The stress of everyday life can keep you wound up all day — which makes it hard to unwind at night — and staying wound up interferes with your sleep. Even if you are lucky enough to get eight hours of sleep, getting good quality sleep also is an issue. Some 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with some sort of sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. And the side effects of poor or inadequate sleep are huge: Sleep problems increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and depression. Read more here >>>

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